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Nottingham Lace Market

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Introduction

How has the Lace Market area of Nottingham been redeveloped over the last 50 years? The present day land use of the Lace Market area of Nottingham mainly consists of residential and office use. Many of the old buildings that were once lace factories and warehouses have been recently developed into pubs, clubs and shops. However, on the other hand some of the original structures still remain as they were having just been refurbished. The appearance of the area has been hugely improved after being clean due to the closure of all the factories. The change in appearance was certainly beneficial to Nottingham and attracted many new businesses such as modern clubs and luxury apartments. Most of the buildings have just been renovated and refurbished although a few have been removed completely. The change in Land use has been very successful in reviving the area of Nottingham that had declined drastically since 1950. Old historical buildings such as St. Mary's Parish Church still remain in the area and have been cleaned up to become a prominent feature of the Lace Market. The title of my investigation is suitable because I am going to show how the Lace Market area of Nottingham has changed over the last 50 years. I am going to use graphs and maps of which I have completed myself from the data I collected. The graphs I produced are to show the land use and the quality of the environment in the Lace Market. ...read more.

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As you continue up the street you arrive at Hollowstone and although the studied areas are o close they vary completely. High Pavement has a wide variety of different types of land use whilst Hollowstone has only residential buildings. Most of the old warehouses were redeveloped into luxury apartments; this is made clear by comparing the land use map of 2008 to the one of 1950. Broadway is the only street out of the five I studied that has no residential use. The centre of Broadway is mainly leisure use, such as night clubs and bars; however, the map shows that the edges of the street are made up of offices and businesses. The land use map shows that Halifax Place is also mainly residential as when I collected my data I observed that there were many flats and apartments there too. There are also some offices and a little business on the corner. Also shown on the map is the Lace Market theatre which is located on Halifax Place. The last street I studied was Carlton Street; unlike the other streets Carlton Street is made up of mainly shops. However, similar to other streets it has some residential land use; the George Hotel is in the centre of the area. Carlton Street also has many restaurants and cafes; this is visible on the land use map. The main overall land use of the Lace Market is offices and residential. ...read more.

Conclusion

As a result of the bad rain, some of my data was hard to read from the notes I had written whilst collecting them; I compared my data to that of my friends to get more accurate results. If I was to carry out this study again; I would take photos on my own at the same time as collecting data. This is because I had to use photos from the school's geography department which were not very varied and also I found it quite difficult to find suitable photos of the five specific locations on the internet. My sources are reliable and unbiased because they are from websites such as www.picturethepast.org.uk and www.oldukphotos.com/Nottinghamshire which are about Nottingham's past and support theories from each other. Another source I used that I believe to be reliable is a website www.nottingham21.co.uk. To extend my study to increase the accuracy of my conclusions I could have spent more time in the areas of study, perhaps on a few different occasions. This could help me to judge the quality of environment better as I would find a total over the full amount of time I spent there. There were not many limitations of my study however, I could have used more practical equipment to measure the width of buildings needed to calculate the land use intensity; for this I could have used a tape measure rather than pacing it out. Also, I could have collected my data at a different time of year to prevent being caught in the rain whilst doing so. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adriana Romano - 1 - ...read more.

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